1978 Petrus, Pomerol

SKU #950259 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Tasted at The Sampler in Islington. The -78 Petrus has never repeated the exquisite bottle poured at the IMW vertical in 2004. This has a light wild raspberry, leather, wild heather, chalk dust and a touch of sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied, slightly coarse tannin on the entry, foursquare and masculine, touches of green pepper towards the finish that shows commendable weight. Nearing the end of its drinking plateau, a Petrus in graceful decline. Drink now-2018. Tasted November 2009. (Neil Martin-Wine Journal)  (5/2010)


 Light brick colour with tawny rim. Pronounced undergrowth and damp autumn leaf aromas, with a hint of sweet red cherry. This wine is all about elegance, with soft tannins and attractive sweet fruit and leathery notes. A graceful wine to enjoy now.  (12/2009)

Jancis Robinson

 Intense colour. No shortage of fresh fruit and very obviously right bank. Clean and bright fruit. Some evolution but just not very rich. Not so obviously right bank as some other vintages of Petrus but very neat. 17.5/20 points. (JR)  (6/2013)

Wine Spectator

 Looks rather mature, with hints of garnet on the rim, but the aromas of tobacco, truffles and earth are decadent. Full-bodied, with rich, opulent flavors and a lovely ripe finish. Like an autumn day. Will improve. (JS)  (2/1991)

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